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WCIOA Presentations!

For those that were not able to attend our recent presentations on the Washington Common Interest Ownership Act (“WCIOA”), Barker Martin is offering to have our attorneys come to your management company and review the key aspects of this new and comprehensive “common interest community” statute that takes effect on July 1, 2018.

WCIOA will apply to all associations created after July 1, 2018 and portions of WCIOA will apply to existing associations.  Depending on your company’s preferences and portfolio of associations we can tailor our presentation to your needs.  However, given the complexity of the new statute we recommend setting aside at least an hour for a quick overview and two to three hours for a more in-depth discussion.

If you would like to request a WCIOA presentation, please let us know at manager@barkermartin.com.

WCIOA Presentations!

For those that were not able to attend our recent presentations on the Washington Common Interest Ownership Act ("WCIOA"), Barker Martin is offering to have our attorneys come to your management company and review the key aspects of this new and comprehensive "common interest community" statute that takes effect on July 1, 2018. read more

What's Your Authority?

I was reminded this week of a common pitfall: Don't choose your authority to fit the argument you're trying to make at the time. read more

WCIOA Will Become Law This Summer - Are You Ready?

Whether any of us are truly ready or not, the Washington Common Interest Ownership Act ("WCIOA") takes effect on July 1, 2018. That date will be here sooner than you think. Are you ready? read more

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No, You Don't Own Your Condo Parking Spot

A relatively common request fielded by condominium associations is from owners wanting to sell their parking spot to another owner. While many owners may believe they own their parking space, parking spaces are almost universally classified as limited common elements that are assigned to a particular unit. While this means unit owners have many of the rights of ownership related to their parking space - such as preventing other vehicles from using the space - from a legal standpoint, they do not own title to the space. read more

Taking No for an Answer

Everyone has probably heard the idiom, "Don't take no for an answer." This phrase can be traced back to a 1930 quote from Winston Churchill. It has been used countless times since in boardrooms, sales calls, and casting rooms. And yes… wait for it… it also applies in the field of insurance. read more

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